Books for summer – review

I was sent these books free of charge for the purpose of a blog post. Since starting to potty train Lia, we’ve been spending a bit more time at home than usual. This has given us the chance to take it easy and do things the girls enjoy around the house, including reading. It’s always great when some new books arrive in the post, and Macmillan Children’s Books are some of our favourites. More People to Love Me – Mo O’Hara This is a lovely book giving an interesting perspective on large families. These days, the classic nuclear family is…

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A developing love of books

This is a collaborative post. Yesterday, I went for my usual morning stroll with my elderly dog. We take it easy because I’m always recovering from my morning run and he’s a little old man recovering from life. He sniffs at all the smells and I admire the views and the wild flowers. But just after I took this photo and marvelled at the gorgeous, vibrant, summery colours, I was stopped in my tracks. Because just around the corner, there were blackberries. Big, juicy, ripe blackberries – just the sort you get in autumn. And so it is arriving – the beginning…

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Teletubbies books: Review & Giveaway

This is a collaborative post. All views, opinions and images are my own. Whilst I was too old for Teletubbies when they first came on television nearly 20 years ago, I do remember watching the programme with my sisters when they were little. Even then, I loved how colourful the show was, really engaging for young children and nice and cheerful. That’s why I was pleased to see Teletubbies back on television in November. I was particularly pleased to hear from Dr Jacqueline Harding that the show was designed with children’s development in mind. Interestingly, it is supposed to help with communication,…

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The Incredible Intergalactic Journey Home

My girls have loved reading with me for as long as I can remember. I enjoy reading to them every day, and seeing how their taste in books changes and develops. They are both now of an age where they can follow a basic story, ask questions about the pictures and the characters and be truly drawn into the plot. When Lost My Name got in touch to offer us the opportunity to review a personalised book for the girls, we were all delighted. Particularly when we realised that the book they wanted us to review was The Incredible Intergalactic Journey…

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Books for young children: Review

The King Cat by Marta Altés As in every household, the cat in this story rules the roost. It makes its own rules, entertains the humans and protects them at night. In return, the humans keep everything just the way the cat wants them. Then all of a sudden, the unthinkable happens – a new resident in the house; A dog! The cat tries to welcome the dog and show him the ropes. But the dog just doesn’t understand the house rules so the cat kicks him out. Little does the cat know, the dog has only gone for a…

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